Can we bring back Sun Day (May 3)?
#bikepunk; mutual aid; disaster relief
Bicycle-powered relief efforts are environmentally friendly and easy to replicate and don’t require highly skilled cyclists as Green Map notes in its Bike Ready guide: Even walking bikes loaded with supplies can be helpful in an emergency.
#BikeReady: How cyclists in NYC are delivering disaster aid https://www.shareable.net/bikeready-how-cyclists-in-nyc-are-delivering-disaster-aid/
Poll about Solarpunk Wallflowers
Thinking of writing an article about what to do about us solarpunk wallflowers. Specifically, how do we fit into a more communally-focused world without being overwhelmed?
How do y'all identify?
[This is super scientific, and these are the only possible options, I know. LOL]
Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software: Get off fb, goog, amazon, apple and msw!
I don't normally beg for boosts, but this is worth sharing with your IRL friends via email and w/e else. Older Mastodonians pretty much know most of these. I hope?
First Nations beadwork & sales from https://twitter.com/beauxbeautyblog/status/1230930246553210881
"DECOLONIZE beaded earrings available in my Etsy shop, FREE US shipping
Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska"
Gender; survey; kids; names
I'm a typically masc-presenting enby with a weird name that doesn't really gender code. I was wondering if the other enbies and trans folkx had opinions on whether it's better to give kids a gender ambiguous name or to just go with a "traditional" name and let the kid choose something different later on if they want.
Okay so: I'm in the shop, with the dinosaur puppet on my arm bc it's been that sort of day, and a grandad notices it and taps his grandson on the shoulder and says "[name], look!" Boy approaches the counter and
Dinosaur: can I help you there sir?
Boy: *confused smile*
Dinosaur: can I help you at all?
Grandad: il a dit "je peux vous aider?"
Dinosaur: ohhh, vous parlez français? Oui, j'ai dit je peux vous aider?
Grandad: ah ouais nous sommes français! [name] le dinosaur est français aussi!
Republished from: https://twitter.com/fox_info_net/status/1231005868583374848
Hey just your daily reminder that if you know a woman or femme presenting person on the internet, they've probably had some buckwild sexist shit said to them online. Like, truly atrocious, filthy stuff, just bizarre and ignorant and dirty and mean, on a fairly regular basis. So be nice to them, okay?
need financial help
Big Stress Time Yet Again!
in all the flurry over getting my drivers license reinstated we completely forgot the storage unit and now owe a late fee. all of our everything is in there. we have until the 7th of march to pay, but i figure it’s better to start as soon as we see the problem. $77 left to raise, any help or boosts appreciated immensely ✨
PayPal.me/LondonShine or $glamorshark
The seventh annual international Gender Census 2020 is now open until 12th March!
It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.
the representation matter
I passed so long thinking I just couldn't feel things very good, because I could never relate to fictional characters and never could say "Yeah, I cried so much when X died in book whatever!"
Watching One Day at a Time and reading Magnus Chase really made me realise I couldn't relate because these other characters weren't like me. Because you can bet I will be crying my ass off seeing neurodivergent, lgbtq+ narratives.
I'm not fucking broken, they just failed to show me something I could relate to
Houses should be owned by residents, not landlords. Workplaces should be owned by workers, not bosses. Trains should be owned by commuters, not capitalists. Aquifers should be owned by the people drinking the water, not someone hundreds of miles away. And they should be owned by everyone that uses them, collectively
The only confusion I've seen with this sentiment has taken the form of "so when I'm not wearing the clothes in my closet people can just come take them?" to which the answer is "that'd be a dick move, so no."
Hello, we are @greencapitalismkills
we target companies that make false promise of salvation, claiming to deliver solutions for this #climatecrisis, while infact all they do is working towards a continium of #capitalism, #colonialism and #extractivisms.
This is bringing delution in times we need solutions countering this crisis
That's why we target #tesla.
That's why we will target other companies too.
#Discord Is Not An Acceptable Choice For Free Software Projects
"Use of Discord by a group discriminates almost totally against those who prefer or, due to circumstance, require privacy for their own personal information, such as IP or related geolocation. You cannot sign up for Discord anonymously." "This excludes many people from your group by discriminating against those who insist on their human right to privacy."
Hi! Here to make some #introductions
I'm Lune, and I just moved from sunbeam city to here. I'm not very good at describing myself, but I tend to post a lot about neurodivergency, queerness (specially transness), sometimes about solarpunk, anticapitalism and antifascim.
I got my students to think about who the people we read leave out in their idea of politics and humanity, what are the implications, why should we read these people. And then we did thought experiments, and at the end they were like 'OH SO WE CAN USE THEM TO HELP THINK ABOUT BETTER WORLDS.'
It's Friday and we have Mardi Gras off so I don't know how much they learned but hey
Conversation with a coworker:
me: "25 bitcoins is basically the dollar amount that our stock options be worth when we exit with in 5 years. Maybe I should just mine Bitcoin for 5 years."
them: "I would hope it would be more"
me: "Nope, that's basically what our CEO told me I'd likely exit with when I was hired."
them: "Oh I guess after we pay out all our investors that's probably right even though we've done all the work"
me: That's how capitalism works
them: I guess you gotta earn the right to tell everyone what to do
me: *screams internally about socialism*
The queen screeched and clawed at her servants, some for incompetence, others for making her look ugly by comparison.
She was not, of course, physically ugly. She wasn't exactly beautiful, not compared to some other queens and princesses, but she was jealous and that made her cruel.
She sought a powerful witch and demanded, "Make me lovely, celebrated and desirable."
Thus she came to be a much beloved, ever-fruiting enchanted cherry tree.
The pragmatics, I think, for us as white Jews, are similar to the pragmatics of feminism, decolonization, anti-racism that we've already learned. Listen to women. Listen to indigenous peoples. Listen to black people. Listen to ourselves when we speak from a place of what the Jewish community really needs, and not what it needs for a few Jews to maintain their tenuous grip on white, upper middle (and higher) class status.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.